Paris wins men's World Cup downhill in France; Nyman 2nd

BY foxsports • February 20, 2016

CHAMONIX, France (AP) Italian skier Dominik Paris mastered tricky conditions at the French Alpine resort of Chamonix to win a men's World Cup downhill race ahead of American veteran Steven Nyman on Saturday.

Paris finished second in Friday's Alpine combined race and carried that form over into the downhill, flying through the fog and heavy snowfall on the soft and powdery La Verte des Houches course for a fifth career win and 13th podium.

He clocked 1 minute, 58.38 seconds to finish .35 seconds clear of Nyman and .39 clear of Swiss racer Beat Feuz, who secured his 20th podium.

After a difficult start to the season, the 34-year-old Nyman is hitting form after placing third in the downhill at the South Korean resort of Jeongseon two weeks ago. He has eight podiums.